Insect Allergenic Extracts

Last updated on RxList: 3/19/2018
Insect Allergenic Extracts Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Last reviewed on RxList 3/19/2018

Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts are indicated for use in diagnostic testing and as part of a treatment regime for allergic disease, as established by allergy history and skin test reactivity. Common side effects of Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts include:

  • injections site reactions:
    • redness,
    • itching,
    • swelling,
    • tenderness, and
    • pain

Serious systemic reactions include:

The dosage of Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts is dependent upon the purpose of the administration. Allergenic extracts can be administered for diagnostic use or for therapeutic use. Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts may interact with antihistamines, sympathomimetic drugs, and beta-blockers. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts; it is unknown if it would affect a fetus. It is unknown if Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ant, Fly, Cockroach, Mosquito Allergenic Extracts Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Allergies can best be described as: See Answer
Insect Allergenic Extracts Professional Information


Adverse systemic reactions usually occur within minutes and consist primarily of allergic symptoms such as: generalized skin erythema, urticaria, pruritus, angioedema, rhinitis, wheezing, laryngeal edema, itching of nose and throat, breathlessness, dyspnea, coughing, hypotension and marked perspiration. Less commonly, nausea, emesis, abdominal cramps, diarrhea and uterine contractions may occur. Severe reactions may cause anaphylaxis or shock and loss of consciousness and rarely death.

The treatment of systemic allergic reactions is dependent upon the system complex. Antihistamines may offer relief of recurrent urticaria, associated skin reactions and gastrointestinal symptoms. Corticosteroids may provide benefit if symptoms are prolonged or recurrent. (See OVERDOSE section)

Local Reactions consisting of erythema, itching, swelling tenderness and sometimes pain may occur at the injection site. These reactions may appear within a few minutes to hours and persist for several days. Local cold applications and oral antihistamines may be effective treatment. For marked and prolonged local reactions the use of antihistamines or anti-inflammatory medications may be dictated. Serious adverse reactions should be reported to Nelco Laboratories immediately and a report can be filed to: MedWatch, The FDA Medical Product Problem Reporting Program, at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20852-9787, call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Insect Allergenic Extracts (Ant, Fly, Cockroach, and Mosquito Allergenic Extracts )


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